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potato late blight

Computer Models Provide New Insights for Sustainable Control of Potato Late...

Wageningen University & Research uses computer models to develop sustainable management strategies in the control of potato late blight, caused by Phytophthora infestans. Francine...
Fine-tuning a new crop

Fine-Tuning a New Crop That Saves Soil, Produces Grain and Forage...

On a splendid May day, Valentin Picasso is visiting tests of a crop called kernza at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station north of Madison....
Chickpeas

Genetic Limits Threaten Chickpeas, a Globally Critical Food

Perhaps you missed the news that the price of hummus has spiked in Great Britain. The cause, as the New York Times reported on February 8:...
crops

Root Discovery May Lead to Crops That Need Less Fertilizer

Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn...
fruits and veggies

A Prescription for Fruits and Veggies

Researchers will track changes in patient diet and biometric measures, as well as the impact on farmers—the revenue and risks associated with the program. "Food...
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Breaking Barriers to the Uptake of Insects as Food Source

Insects are high in protein, can be raised with less impact on natural resources than the demands made by conventional farming and in great...
smart sensor

New Smart Sensor to Help Farmers Spot Lameness in Sheep

A new smart wearable device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers at the University of Nottingham and...
wolves

Lethal Management of Wolves in One Place May Make Things Worse...

Lethal management of wolves following wolf attacks on livestock may have unintended consequences, a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison suggests. When...
soybean oil

Study Suggests New Targets for Improving Soybean Oil Content

Scientists working to increase soybean oil content tend to focus their efforts on genes known to impact the plant’s seeds, but a Purdue University...
antibiotics on dairy farms

Novel Tool for Vets and Farmers to Monitor and Reduce Antibiotics...

Veterinary researchers at the University of Nottingham have produced a new tool to help UK dairy vets and farmers monitor and reduce use of...
cattle

Researchers Design Flexible Cattle Disease Strategy

Each year in Denmark, many cows contract the disease paratuberculosis which is caused by a bacterial infection. The infected animals display a range of...
solar

Siting Solar, Sparing Prime Agricultural Lands

Unconventional spaces could be put to use generating renewable energy while sparing lands that could be better used to grow food, sequester carbon and...
corn

Corn Genetics Provides Insight into the Crop’s Historical Spread Across the...

Iowa State University scientists have taken a journey through the past by studying the genetic changes in corn brought about by domestication. A study published...
citrus greening disease

Fresh Citrus at Risk From Devastating Disease

For the first time in 70 years, California has surpassed Florida in citrus production. Florida groves have been decimated by a disease called huanglongbing...
drought

New Screening Technique Will Allow Crop Breeders to Develop Drought Resistant...

Chithra Karunakaran and Karen Tanino’s team developed a simple non-destructive method to screen hundreds of wheat leaf samples in a day, reducing the time...
sudden death syndrome

New ISU Research Details Genetic Resistance to Sudden Death Syndrome in...

An Iowa State University agronomist is charting mechanisms – gene by gene – that could lead to soybean varieties resistant to sudden death syndrome. A...
insecticides

U of S Research Reveals Controversial Insecticides Are Toxic to Songbirds

“Studies on the risks of neonicotinoids have often focused on bees that have been experiencing population declines. However, it is not just bees that...
truffle

Périgord Black Truffle Cultivated in the UK for the First Time

Even though humans have been eating truffles for centuries, we know remarkably little about how they grow and how they interact with their host...
bioenergy crops

Study Identifies Additional Hurdle to Widespread Planting of Bioenergy Crops

A study examining how certain decisions impact what farmers plant and harvest identified one crucial factor that researchers believe needs to be added to...
biomass

Society of Tomorrow Based on Biomass

Environment and Food Minister Esben Lunde Larsen recently reinstigated The National Bioeconomic Panel, which was first established in 2013. Among the committee’s first tasks...